Renesas releases IoT Sandbox for connected device and analytics prototyping

SANTA CLARA, CA. Renesas Electronics has introduced the Renesas IoT Sandbox, a cloud-based development environment that enables engineers working with the Renesas Synergy Platform, the Renesas RL78 Family and RX Family of microcontrollers (MCUs), and the Renesas RZ Family of microprocessors (MPUs) to prototype Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and gather data intelligence.

The Renesas IoT Sandbox, which is based on Medium One cloud services and uses the MQTT protocol over transport-level security (TLS) to establish secure two-way connections with Renesas processors. Bluetooth, LoRa, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and cellular/LTE connectivity is also supported.

Using the Renesas IoT Sandbox, system developers can graphically control real-time data streams generated by Renesas devices. Python-based workflows are available in the Sandbox environment that allow for quick data extraction and the addition of real-time intelligence added.

“With the Renesas IoT Sandbox, Renesas has developed a bridge that brings together the required elements in a single, secure environment, enabling customers to easily integrate up to the cloud and down to the real world through embedded devices, to bring greater data intelligence to their connected applications,” said Semir Haddad, Director of Marketing, MCU and MPU Product Solutions, Renesas Electronics America.

Renesas Electronics will demonstrate the Renesas IoT Sandbox solution at the Wearables Technology Show in booth 211, October 4-5, 2016, in Santa Clara, CA. For more information, visit